SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Location
20148
Posted
Oct 14, 2016
Closes
Jun 01, 2017
Industry
Education, Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
JOB STATUS:  OPEN POSTING DATE:  10/14/2016 CLOSING DATE:   POSTING NUMBER:  P166002PUP LOCATION:  DEPT OF PUPIL SERVICES POSITION TITLE:  SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Holds or is eligible for the Virginia Pupil Personnel Services License with an endorsement in school psychology

  • Holds a specialist or doctoral degree in school psychology or a related discipline in child psychology     

  • Has strong oral and written communication abilities and productive time management skills

  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and colleagues 


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:


The school psychologist reports to the Supervisor of Diagnostic and Prevention Services.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

The school psychologist provides psychological and diagnostic services in accordance with policies and regulations of the School Board.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Conducts psychological evaluations to assess children’s cognitive, personality, and behavioral functioning and their educational needs and writes comprehensive psychological reports and holds parent conferences to discuss results   

  • Participates in child study team meetings and in eligibility meetings to assist in the determination that a child has a disability and needs special education services.

  • Consults and collaborates with school administration, instructional staff, and parents regarding the individual behavioral and academic needs of students utilizing functional behavior assessment (FBA). 

  • Assists in the implementation and provides coaching for the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program and provides consultative services using a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach for selected schools 

  • Serves as a member of the school-based clinical team to support students with emotional and behavioral disabilities and provides counseling services for these students 

  • Provides crisis intervention in response to critical incidents using the NASP PREPaRE curriculum, presents the Depression Awareness/Suicide Prevention program to high school students, and assists in conducting threat assessments

  • Performs other duties and accepts other responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor or Director

OTHER INFORMATION:  

LICENSED APPLICANTS MUST UPDATE THEIR APPLICATION TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION(S) THEY ARE APPLYING FOR.  IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED A NEW RESUME WITHIN A YEAR AND/OR CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE, PLEASE SUBMIT AN UPDATED RESUME. 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to touch and hold objects or instruments and to type; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or bend, and may be required to lift up to approximately 15 pounds.

Itinerant travel is required, and the employee is frequently required to change locations and adapt to multiple environments across schools, offices and home visits.  Ability to drive and navigate to multiple locations occasionally within a single day is required.

 

APPLY TO:  

Department of Human Resources and Talent Development

SALARY:  

Auxiliary/Licensed Position

Salary Range: Refer to

208 day position (Prorated), 8 hours per day 

 

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